Career Pathways

Career Pathways I & II

PLACEMENT

Grade Levels: 9th - 10th Grades

Age Levels: 14 - 21 Years of Age

Students are recommended for this program by their district’s Committee on Special Education.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

This is a custom designed, multi-year, vocational program for special needs students between the ages of 14 and 21 who are either at risk of dropping out of school or have been unsuccessful in traditional academic or vocational classes. First and second year students will be actively involved in a variety of career modules that will provide pre-vocational training, critical thinking skills, job training, and other fundamental life skills. This is a half-day program which can be combined with another Innovative Program or with a school district based program.

Shop Safety and Using the Shop

Hand Tools, Power Tools, Router, Chop Saw,

Language and Vocabulary, Measurement, Projects

Kitchen Safety and Using the Kitchen

Language and Vocabulary, Knowing and Using Equipment Safely, Measurement, Projects (Seasonal)

Landscaping and Maintenance

Language and Vocabulary, Knowing and Using Equipment Safely, Projects, Garden Maintenance, Storm Clean-up

Running a Small Business

Language and Vocabulary, Needs, Location, Stock, Inventory, Tools, Expenses, Create Samples, Advertise, Take Orders, Fill Orders, Collect Money

Sewing

Language and Vocabulary, Knowing and Using Equipment Safely, Projects, Career Opportunities

Auto Body

Language and Vocabulary, Knowing and Using Equipment Safely, Projects, Career Opportunities

Small Engine Maintenance and Repair

Language and Vocabulary, Knowing and Using Equipment Safely, Projects, Career Opportunities

Work Based Learning

Making the Transition from School to Work,

Understanding Work Based Learning, What Your Employer Expects

Skills for Success

Teamwork and Problem Solving Skills, Communicating on the Job, Math in the Workplace

Career Planning

Learning About Yourself, Learning About Careers, Researching Careers, Making Career Decisions

The Job Hunt

Applying for Jobs, Interviewing for Jobs, Computer and Internet Skills, Looking Good on the Job, Safety on the Job, Leadership and Group Dynamics

       

Career Pathways III & IV

PLACEMENT

Grade Levels: 10th - 12th Grades

Age Levels: 16 - 21 Years of Age

Students are recommended for this program by their district’s Committee on Special Education.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

This program is designed for 11th and 12th grade students who have received pre-vocational training in Career Pathways I & II. Students will receive extensive on-the-job training at various job sites within the local communities plus classroom instruction focused on transitioning from school to the world of work. This is a half-day program which can be combined with another Innovative Program or with a school district based program. Special features of Career Pathways III & IV include:

Job Coaches - provide job and task analysis for students throughout their work placement in the community..

Transition Work Study Coordination - The teacher develops appropriate job sites for students. In addition, he is responsible for facilitating the development of transition plans for students.

A Vocational Assessment Specialist - provides Level II Assessments for all students in the program. The specialist furnishes valuable information regarding students’ strengths and weaknesses in vocational areas and is helpful in developing students’ transition plans.

            • The Job Hunt

Applying for Jobs; Interviewing for Jobs
            • Job Satisfaction

Succeeding on the Job; Diversity and Rights in the Workplace
            • Managing Your Income

Understanding Income and Taxes; Using Credit; Banking, Saving, and Investing; Insurance; Managing Family, Work, and Citizenship Roles

Employment

Interest Surveys, Specific Skill Development (relative to individual interests), Awareness of Available Employment in the Community, Attend Job/Career Day, Develop Employability Skills, Interactive Community Work Experiences, Introduction to Community Business, Policies and Procedures, Develop Career Portfolio

Residential

Explore Various Types of Living Arrangements;

Introduction to Agencies which provide supportive Living Services, Develop Action Plans for Future Living

Independent Living

Identify Personal Needs Related to Independent Living, Self Help Skills, Communication, Housekeeping Skills, Health and Nutrition, Community Awareness, Accessing and Utilizing Community Services, Citizenship, Anger Management/Coping Skills/Decision Making, Training

Transportation

Understanding and Utilizing Local Public Transportation, Review Permit/License Requirements, Review Financial Responsibilities Involved with Personal Transportation

Financial Budgeting, Banking, Money Management, Financial Institutions, Reading & Understanding Pay Stubs, Benefits

Shop Safety and Using the Shop

Hand Tools, Power Tools, Router, Chop Saw,

Language and Vocabulary, Measurement, Projects

Kitchen Safety and Using the Kitchen

Language and Vocabulary, Knowing and Using Equipment Safely, Measurement, Projects (Seasonal)

Landscaping and Maintenance

Language and Vocabulary, Knowing and Using Equipment Safely, Projects, Garden Maintenance, Storm Clean-up

Running a Small Business

Language and Vocabulary, Needs, Location, Stock, Inventory, Tools, Expenses, Create Samples, Advertise, Take Orders, Fill Orders, Collect Money

Sewing

Language and Vocabulary, Knowing and Using Equipment Safely, Projects, Career Opportunities

Auto Body

Language and Vocabulary, Knowing and Using Equipment Safely, Projects, Career Opportunities

Small Engine Maintenance and Repair

Language and Vocabulary, Knowing and Using Equipment Safely, Projects, Career Opportunities

Work Based Learning

Making the Transition from School to Work,

Understanding Work Based Learning, What Your Employer Expects

Skills for Success

Teamwork and Problem Solving Skills, Communicating on the Job, Math in the Workplace

Career Planning

Learning About Yourself, Learning About Careers, Researching Careers, Making Career Decisions

The Job Hunt

Applying for Jobs, Interviewing for Jobs, Computer and Internet Skills, Looking Good on the Job, Safety on the Job, Leadership and Group Dynamics